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Equinox (1992 film)

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Directed by Alan Rudolph
Produced by David Blocker
Written by Alan Rudolph
Starring Matthew Modine
Lara Flynn Boyle
Fred Ward
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Edited by Michael Ruscio
RainCity Productions
Distributed by IRS Media
Release dates
  • June 11, 1993 (1993-06-11) (U.S.)
Running time 110 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $279,627 (USA)[1]

Equinox is a 1992 film written and directed by Alan Rudolph. It stars Matthew Modine in dual roles, along with Lara Flynn Boyle, Marisa Tomei, Lori Singer and Fred Ward. The film was shot in Minnesota and Utah and is set in the fictional urban city of Empire.[2] It was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards.[3]


  • Plot 1
  • Principal cast 2
  • Critical reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Henry Petosa and Freddy Ace are identical twins living in the fictional city of Empire with no knowledge of each other, separated at birth and given up for adoption.

Henry is a shy garage mechanic. He lives in a slum and loves Beverly Franks, his best friend's sister. He also baby-sits for his neighbor Rosie, a prostitute.

Freddy is a driver for Mr. Paris, a gangster. He is slick and self-confident, married to a materialistic woman named Sharon.

One day, a young woman named Sonya Kirk who works in a morgue accidentally comes across a letter indicating that the twins are actually the offspring of European nobility and owed a large sum of inheritance money. Sonya decides to play amateur detective and track them down.

It all leads to a confrontation between the surprised twins in a restaurant, a shootout and a final scene high above the Grand Canyon.

Principal cast

Actor Role
Matthew Modine Henry Petosa / Freddy Ace
Lara Flynn Boyle Beverly Franks
Fred Ward Mr. Paris
Marisa Tomei Rosie Rivers
Tate Donovan Richie Nunn
Carlos Sanz Harold
Lori Singer Sharon Ace
M. Emmet Walsh Pete Petosa
Kevin J. O'Connor Russell Franks
Jasen Kane Freddy Ace - as a child
Jereme Kane Henry Petosa - as a child
Tyra Ferrell Sonya Kirk

Critical reception

The New York Times movie reviewer Stephen Holden had praise for the actors: From an unnamed critic at Rolling Stone:


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  4. ^ film review"Equinox". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  5. ^ film review"Equinox". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 

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